Our trip to the Daintree rainforest started with a beautiful drive up the coastal Mossman Daintree Rd to the ferry crossing. We crossed with the car & caravan, from there it is a very tight windy range, a lot of narrow corners and some roadworks we barely scraped through. Once we were through the road opened up nicely.
There is zero phone and internet once you cross the ferry, maybe 1 bar at a high lookout and that’s it, so we were truly unplugged for the weekend. We checked into camp at the Daintree Rainforest Village. A lovely tree lined site, rocky ground and no room for an awning with the car on the site but we were happy with it. They have toilets, showers, a shop and fuel.
Keira found a bush table and set up a ‘shop’ selling things she found around camp. The hill at the back of the campground is AMAZING at sunset, photos don’t do it justice, the sun setting, clouds rolling past, the quiet, a beautiful swing in a tree, stunning! Won’t forget this view ever!
So if you are taking your van to the daintree, be prepared for a dicey drive through the range, I had no warning about it, so sharing our experience, would I take the van through there again? No, I’d bring a tent. If you have a shorter van than our 21.6ft (30ft including drawbar & bikes) you would probably be ok through the corners.